Ceramic fetus

Year: 
2022
Ranking: 
Entrant
Artist: 
Ravit Silverstein, PhD
Department: 
Materials

Description

The “baby fetus” is silicon carbide (SiC) particulates embedded in carbon. This product is the result of the final step applied in the fabrication process of SiC based-ceramic matrix composites used for aircraft propulsion and power generation systems.

The image was acquired using back-scattered electron mode in a scanning electron microscope, yielding atomic mass contrast where heavier elements appear brighter and lighter elements appear darker.

CSEPMOXICNSISchuller LabUCSB